Recipes


Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Oreo cookie crust layered with creamy peanut butter and rich chocolate fillings, topped with fresh whipped cream. If you like peanut butter and chocolate, this pie will not disappoint. With its light, creamy fillings and Oreo crust, it tastes like a giant peanut butter cup. Only better! This recipe is pretty easy. It does have […]

Roasted Tomato Soup with White Bean Pistou

Creamy roasted tomato soup with tender white beans and basil pistou. This vegan summer soup is creamy without adding cream and is tasty served warm or chilled. Pistou is a French sauce made by grinding basil, garlic, and olive oil into a paste with a mortar and pestle. I took a slight detour from tradition […]

Chinese Black Bean Chicken

Pan-seared chicken thighs with fermented black beans, rice wine, and chilis. This is a richly flavored Asian-inspired dish made with Chinese salted black beans, Shaoxing wine, bird chilis, and ginger marinated chicken. Chinese black beans or douchi are fermented and salted black soybeans. They have a rich, salty flavor with a bit of funk from […]

Halibut with Warm Bean Thread Salad

Pan-seared halibut with long beans, bean thread noodles, and a coconut citrus sauce. This is a light summer dish with a hint of spice and lots of fresh basil. The recipe does call for a couple of specialty ingredients that may be hard to find. I have included information on these ingredients and substitutions below. […]

Duck Prosciutto and Cantaloupe Salad

Homemade duck prosciutto, goat cheese, arugula, cantaloupe, cucumber, and candied mac-nuts, with blackberry vinaigrette. This salad boasts a variety of palate popping flavors with its sweet cantaloupe, peppery arugula, refreshing mint and cucumber, salty duck ham, sweet-tart blackberries, and crunchy mac-nuts. The cantaloupe and cucumber for this salad are cut into ribbons using a mandolin […]

Cantaloupe Colada

Fresh cantaloupe juice, coconut milk, light rum, and coconut rum. This refreshing summer cocktail is a play on the classic pina colada, swapping out the pineapple for cantaloupe juice. When picking a cantaloupe for this recipe, try to pick one that is really ripe. The riper the fruit is, the juicier it will be, and […]

Duck Prosciutto

Salt cured duck breast ham. It is so easy to create this delicious salt-cured duck ham. All you need is salt, duck, and time. Now, just because a recipe is simple doesn’t mean there aren’t a couple of things to be aware of when preparing it. If using larger or smaller breasts, the curing and […]

Garden Green Bean Salad

Tender green beans with cherry tomatoes, shaved carrot, radish, cucumbers, and broccoli spring onion pesto. This is a yummy summer salad loaded with fresh from the garden veggies. The pesto for this dish is made with raw broccoli and spring onions. I chopped them by hand, but a food processor will save you some time. […]

Smoked Tofu

Smoked firm tofu with an Asian-style spring onion cilantro vinaigrette. This smoked tofu is a great vegan option for your summer BBQ with its fresh cilantro and spring onion sesame vinaigrette! This recipe was created for a BBQ I hosted with one vegan guest. I don’t do a lot of vegan/vegetarian recipes, but this one […]

Mushroom Steamed Buns

Shiitake and black garlic filled steamed buns with crispy fried shallots. Tender steamed buns filled with a rich black garlic mushroom filling and garnished with crunchy shallots. Making steamed buns may seem like a laborious task, but they are surprisingly easy. The mixer does most of the work with the dough. While the dough is […]

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